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Attitude is (nearly) everything

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:36 am

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Re: Attitude is (nearly) everything

Postby appicchato » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:34 pm

+1

An excellent documentary ('Waste Land') is about people in Brazil residing at the world's largest landfill living similarly to these Cambodians...there are many people in many countries living the same way...sad but true...
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Postby jackson » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:51 pm

Wow...
I find it so easy to fall into habits of thinking that most people live a similar lifestyle to mine, with at least basic comfort but then I see photos like those and am amazed of the conditions people survive in, I'm not sure I could bear it myself. Thank you for sharing Kim, I think it's important to know what goes on in the world so eye-openers are always appreciated.
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Re: Attitude is (nearly) everything

Postby manas » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:04 pm

jackson wrote:Wow...
I find it so easy to fall into habits of thinking that most people live a similar lifestyle to mine, with at least basic comfort but then I see photos like those and am amazed of the conditions people survive in, I'm not sure I could bear it myself. Thank you for sharing Kim, I think it's important to know what goes on in the world so eye-openers are always appreciated.
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You would be able to bear it, jackson, because the will to live is very strong. Human beings can endure quite alot. What would be more difficult would be to practice deep meditation under those conditions. Although I do perceive a lot of metta, in the very endearing way that, all they really have is each other - and it shows, in the way they can smile through their desperate circumstances.

I wonder how much it would cost to build basic shelters for 500 people. Or, to provide some arable land which they could use to grow food on.

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Re: Attitude is (nearly) everything

Postby alan » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:11 am

I've seen even worse conditions in The Philippines. Didn't take any photos.
Many people around the world live in conditions that are barely imaginable to those who have not witnessed it, and there does not appear to be any solution.
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Postby alan » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:47 am

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